Interstate 66 slowed at the height of the morning rush hour this August compared to last, but was faster at other times covered by tolls and HOV rules that expanded last December.
Following complaints from families being forced out of their homes by construction of toll lanes on Interstate 66, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam promised on WTOP Wednesday that the group would now be treated the right way.
Since the tolls and expanded HOV restrictions on I-66 inside the Beltway began in December, 171 drivers have been caught cheating the tolls, data provided to WTOP show.
Next month, construction that will last for four years begins on the new toll lanes outside the Beltway. The work not only will close lanes, but also will affect Metro service.
Virginia’s transportation secretary said this week that tolls that drivers have seen inside the Beltway so far remain in line with projections.
Northern Virginia lawmakers are calling on Virginia’s transportation secretary to suspend the tolls on I-66 until multiple issues are rectified.
Virginia has no plans for any immediate changes to the tolling algorithm or new hours on Interstate 66 inside the Beltway and the system is operating as expected, the state’s transportation secretary said.
The first day of dynamic tolling for solo drivers on Interstate 66 inside the Beltway saw tolls reach near $35 in the morning before reaching more moderate levels during the Monday afternoon rush hour.
With Interstate 66 inside the Capital Beltway tolls starting Dec. 4, here are some answers to questions about upcoming rules and impacts to side roads.
The financial funding agreements, which had been delayed several months, will allow a groundbreaking on the toll lanes to happen before the end of the year.
Final public hearings on toll lane plans for Interstate 66 outside the Beltway have now been scheduled. The private company that is designing, building and will ultimately operate the lanes said the designs will be more detailed than those presented in the past.
Final public hearings on toll lane plans for Interstate 66 outside the Beltway are now scheduled for mid-November. The private company that is designing, building and will ultimately operate the lanes the designs will be more detailed than those presented in the past.
New tolls and HOV rules begin on Interstate 66 inside the Beltway in about two months, but there is no surefire way to know where tolls will need to be set to keep traffic moving until the tolling actually begins, a Virginia official says.
Virginia plans to loan the private companies designing and building toll lanes on Interstate 66 outside the Capital Beltway $9 million more than originally planned after other financing for the project was delayed.
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